The US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in condemning racism and sexism in all their harmful forms – whether the violent acts of white supremacists and misogynists or the daily acts of hate and discrimination that diminish us all. We grieve with the citizens of Atlanta and the Asian-American and Pacific Island Communities. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones to hateful acts of violence, with all those who live in fear, and with those whose dignity is threatened by xenophobia and chauvinism.
We lament the sexism and racism that continue to afflict our communities, threaten our neighbors, and denigrate all that we hold dear.
We acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism and sexism. We vow to use our Gospel Charism and our mission of unifying love for the healing and transformation of the world to commit ourselves to cleanse our hearts and rid this nation of these twin evils. We promise to continue to use our collective voice and energy to build God’s beloved community where all are one.